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never before heard audio... a shocking investigation >> a conscience decision was made to sweep it under the rug... >> the day israel attacked america only on al jazeera america >> this is aljazeera america live from new york city. i'm tony harris with a look at today's top stories. >> everybody agrees that our immigration system is broken. unfortunately, washington has allowed problem to fester for too long. >> tomorrow night, president obama will announce executive order to reform immigration. >> israel dispensing hard punishment in retaliation for a synagog attack in jerusalem and a snowstorm blamed for at least five deaths in new york and several more feet of snow is on
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the way. >> after pressure from activists, president obama is ready to fix what everybody agrees is the nation's broken immigration system, announcing he will unveil his executive order during an address from the white house tomorrow night. mike viqueira joins us from the white house. what is the president expected to say? >> this is something the white house and the president have been talking about for months now since house speaker john boehner informed him in a private setting that he would not be able to advance or unable to advance immigration reform. it was the summer of 2013 when it passed the is not with bipartisan support. the president said he was going to take these executive actions,
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going around congress essentially and try to do something about the 11 million individuals who are in this country illegally and living in the shadows. the president wants to bring them out of the shadows, but postponed that action initially for the end of the summer wednesday before the election, now the democrats have been swept from power and the senate expanded majorities in the house, the president is moving forward. he announced the move today via a facebook posting. let's listen. >> what i'm going to be laying out is the things that i can do with my lawful authority as president to make the system work better, even as i continue to work with congress and encourage them to get a bipartisan comprehensive bill that can solve the entire problem. >> the white house is tight-lipped about the details. this will be a follow on from what the president did in 2012, the so-called called doca
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legislation where he allowed dreamers to stay in this country, called prosecutorial discretion. what we expect the president will be announcing tomorrow night, the same will go for their parents. there's also the question of visas for high tech workers, including the business interests here in washington want to see happen. the president may be taking action on that front, as well. >> republican leaders in congress have called on the president not to make this move. have we heard any reaction from them today about this announcement? >> a day after the election mitch mcconnell understands if the president took this step, it would be no honeymoon. the president, republicans are acting today with a great deal of a anger and dismay, saying
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the president is side stepping the constitution. many hi the president is baiting them and their base into doing something that the american public would not support like closing down the government in retaliation or impeaching obama. >> the message the president has sent is he's giving up and to listen to my colleagues on the other side of the aisle who support this unprecedented executive action by the penalty that's going to be announced friday, they've given up. >> one wrinkle they're talking about or the pocket, and i asked today at the briefing, could the effective date be well into next year, there be giving the republicans the opportunity to come forward with legislation, or as a matter of public relations for the white house, making it appear they're giving the republicans one last chance. that certainly is a possibility of something the president will
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include in his presentation tomorrow night. >> appreciate it, thank you. >> for decades, policies are focused on keeping mexican immigrants from illegally interesting little united states. new numbers suggest the laws are working but not fixing the problem. we look at issue by the numbers. >> >> a research stayed found since 2007, more undocumented immigrants have left the u.s. from mexico than those coming in. >> the totally undocumented immigrants has held steady at 11 million. states like california, texas, and new york, the population trends are changing. only florida saw an increase by 100,000 undocumented immigrants between 2009 and 2012. mexican immigrants still make up more than half of the undocumented entries into the
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u.s. in 1995, 80% of undocumented immigrants arrived from mexico illegally. now here's the shift. 80% of immigrants coming from mexico enter this country legally, part of the reason why the total number has held study is because undocumented immigration from el salvador, guatemala and has not doors hasriesen 200% since the 1990's. the spike in unaccompanied minors forced president obama to overhaul housing and deporting policies for thousands of new arrivals, so a closer look at the numbers, you'll see what the president has to say tomorrow night. >> appreciate it. >> thank you. >> there are fears of more violence in jerusalem one day after five people were killed in an attack as a synagog. today, israel moved to demolish the man of the palestinian man blamed for another attack last month. >> we saw a stark divide between
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east and west jerusalem today. in east jerusalem, strehl handed out harsh punishment. we saw another generation being dragged into a decades-old divide. in west jerusalem, a chance for prayerful solidarity. >> in a congregation brutally attacked yesterday, they celebrate a birth. upstairs in the synagog, they complete morning prayers in the same place that 24 hours ago was covered in blood. four worshipers died as they prayed, including a 43-year-old born in rhode island. >> can you tell me about your brother. >> first of all, i loved him very much and we all did. he was a loving father, loving husband he truly cared about
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everybody around him. >> last night, they buried him the city the family moved to 30 years ago. >> i'm going to miss learning from him on how to be to special toward your family, kids, community. >> the attackers were not foreign to this neighborhood. they worked in the supermarket just across the street from the rest of the community, only a few blocks from the synagog. they were from across town in east jerusalem and compared to the mood here in west jerusalem, this is really a tale of two cities. the neighborhood where the affecters lived, israel police cracked down. yesterday, police clashed with palestinian protestors. the government says increasing punishments increase the security. >> one month after police say a palestinian drove his car into a crowd, police destroyed his apartment, placing explosives in
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the living room and blew the walls out. the debris destroyed a car next door. >> when we entered the house, it didn't even seem like ours. we have nowhere to go. >> palestinians argue that home demolitions and unprecedented arrests help fuel the violence. >> all the destruction, this isn't a solution. this isn't a solution. not for us, and not for them. >> outside the synagog today, they appealed for a solution of tolerance. local religious leaders denounced the violence, christians, jewish and a muslim. he said we will not let them harm and kill. the requests for restraint and search for solidarity is rare, as a cycle of violence keeps jerusalem as divided as ever.
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>> after yesterday's attack, israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu urged everyone not to take the law into his own hands. contrast to a phase some summer after three israeli teenagers were murdered, he said may god avenge their blood. hours after that speech. >>ish extremists abducted and burned alive a palestinian teenager, helping to fuel an incredible summer of violence. right now, prime minister netanyahu and palestinian leaders hope that this cycle of violence does not spiral further out of control, but tony, this city is still very tense. >> nick schiffron for us in jerusalem. in the fight against isil, iraq's kurdish region had become a safe haven for millions of iraqis flees the violence. today, four people were killed in a bombing. it raises concern about isil's
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reach inside iraq. emimran kahn reports. >> it happened in erbil, security officers at the gate fired on a car that exploded sending shrapnel into the air. the governor was in his office at the time of the attack and says isil is a force they need to deal with. >> attacks like these are rare in this part of iraq. there have been two since 2013. questions are being asked how could a vehicle like this full of explosives get so close to a government building.
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how could an attack like this happen particularly when the islamic state of iraq and the levant have made threats against the kurdish region and capitol city saying they would send a volley of car bombs and suicide bombers to erbil. >> france identified a second french national from a paris suburb who appeared on an isil tape this week. the video announced the death of earn aid worker peter kassig. france does not know the role either man had in the beheadings. >> today the senate looked at new legislation designed to reduce the number of veterans who commit suicide. the proposed changes would improve suicide prevention programs, enlist help from more psychiatrists and make mental health care easier to access.
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22 veterans kill themselves every day and officials say the problem isn't getting any better, so what did we learn from today's hearing? >> members of the senate -- veteran affairs committee heard heart rendering testimony today to hear about veterans who served in combat only to come home and take their lives. they are looking to what is behind this suicide epidemic which claims the lives of an estimated 22 veterans a day. if you could just bear with me, it's been only six weeks since my son ended his life. >> his last words on facebook were i see death in every thought. they taught me how to put this uniform on, i just can't get it
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off. these are lyrics from a soldier's memoir, our son's last text to his father was a link to this song. >> i just can't get it off. >> while his mother said her son was traumatized when two fellow soldiers were killed standing next to him in afgnistan, on his facebook page web sounded upbeat talking about moving in with his beautiful girlfriend, other times ranting. one post says don't join the military and be an in factualryman, nobody wants you in the civilian world. one said why is it an hour long process to set up an appointment at the v.a. >> our son died from a self in flicked wound september 23, 2014 at the age of 25. >> his death certificate should have stated death from ptsd,
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brain injury, not a self inflicted wound. >> it doesn't explain entirely the rise in military suicides since 2004. in fact, many of the troops, more than half that have committed suicide during that time never deployed to a combat zone, were never deployed in combat. the army has been trying to make a massive review of what it is that are the risk factors. they've identified a fee things. they did a big study of 40,000 troops hospitalized between 2004 and 2009. they found some common things including people who enlisted at an older age or had criminal offenses during their service in the military, but there was frustration today from lawmakers who really couldn't get a firm answer of why it is the military and the veterans affairs department is having such a hard time identifying high risk people and getting them the treatment they need in order to
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prevent these tragedies. >> thank you. >> officials in missouri want national guard troops deployed not just to ferguson but other cities, as well. the mayor of st. louis is requesting 400 troops be assigned to his city. the move comes as the area waits for grand jury to decide whether to indict officer darren wilson over the shooting death of michael brown. we are live in ferguson. do we know the role he that the national guard will likely play here? >>er, learning more about what the national guard will do. st. louis mayor requested 400 national guard troops to come here to st. louis. that's 400 in st. louis in addition to the ones that will likely go to ferguson if they are needed and if there is a serious threat with these protests. they were work 12 hour shifts at 45 locations across the city of st. louis. this is not about them
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interacting directly with protestors and going to protest sites. these troops would likely be in places to protect people's property and shopping centers and residential neighborhoods. they won't be directly interacting with protestors at the site, just protecting people's property. >> almost always information that is considered bay grand jury is sealed after there is some kind of decision here, but that might not be the case with this grand jury. tell us why. >> grand jury proceedings are secretive, this has been, as well, but the prosecuting attorney has said if there is no indictment and there are protests we wil, he will push te the information released to the public. he wants to make sure that
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information is released to the public so there are no questions about the transparency and fairness of the process. >> upstate new york is being hit right now with a snowstorm. kevin tells me of historic proportions. one man opened his garage door in buffalo to find more than five feet of snow blocking it. have a look at the shots he captured with his drone of the snowed in neighborhood. that's not from a drone, what is that? the lake effect storm is blamed for six deaths in buffalo and more snow is on the way. >> please do not be fooled by the beautiful sunshine there is still tremendous amounts of snow on the ground in buffalo. the limited state of emergency is still in effect. >> at least they're smiling. >> 25 coaches from the niagara
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university women's basketball team trapped on a bus on the new york state freeway for more than 24 hours. the bus finally started moving this morning. they got help from a bus driver who gave them water and crackers just to tide them over. kevin will give us a look at what we can expect in days ahead. >> it is not over yet. >> not over, oh, my. >> there is a break in some areas, but more snow on the way. i wanted to explain how this whole thing comes into play. what you need is water bodies, you need the temperature to be warm enough that when the cold moves over them, it picks up the moisture from across the region. with that, we've also had the winds in the right directions, and what that does is picks up the moisture off the makes and then dumps it on the other side of the lake. that's what you see across lake
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ontario and lake erie. there was a break on lake ontario but we expect more snow coming into play. it is still cold, below freezing. from wednesday to thursday, we are going to see over another two feet of snow. >> are you kidding me? we're just getting started with this winter, right? it's at least a month early. >> it's very dangerous. >> protestors are expect would at the headquarters of alaska airlines, angry over blocking an increased minimum wage. the city raised it to $15 but exempted some businesses, including airlines. give us a little background, a little context here. why are airport workers exempt from this raise? >> tony, opponents of this initiative sued just after the vote and a local court, a county
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court found that the port of seattle, which operates the airport is in fact a completely separate entity from the city of sea tack so residents have no right to dictate what the wages would be for the port of seattle. in the meantime, alaska air lines has given its people a raise, the port of seattle has initiated raises for a lot of workers here and those things are still hanging fire in the courts. labor activists locally are stage ago protest at alaska airlines, standing up while all this is going on and saying hey, we're still here. >> the courts can twist the laws, laws that are passed could be unjust, and so when there are unjust laws on the books, when there are laws ignored by big businesses, we don't have billions of dollars in our hands. we have the power of organizing people in solidarity and asking them to get engaged and fight
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back. >> >> a seattle city council with my was working for the wage push in the city of seattle. we have state supreme court considering an issue and federal courts now considering an issue about who has the right to dictate wages at the airport. >> alan, thank you. a huge payday for a charity that works to end cystic fibrosis, billions of dollars here, but the deal is raising big ethical questions today about the role of non-profits and the cost of jobs.
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>> a foundation fighting the deadly cystic fibrosis has made over $3 billion. they did it by investing in a new drug. the deal is encouraging to other non-profits, but also raises concerns. >> the cystic fibrosis foundation invested $150 million in a pharmaceutical company. today it sold its rights to those drugs for 20 times amount and will spend the money to find a cure for cystic fibrosis.
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>> i was on a play ground and i started coughing. >> 30,000 americans have cystic fibrosis, a lung disease with no cure. in this video, a new drug slows the progression of the disease. >> when i started the drug, within four days, i stopped and took a deep breath in and i wasn't coughing and i could breathe. >> the foundation invested in the drug's development starting 15 years ago. >> it is a prescription medicine used for the treatment of cystic fibrosis. >> on wednesday, it sold its rights for $3.5 billion. other foundations have been involved in what's called venture philanthropy, but this payout is thought to be the largest ever.
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the drug costs $300,000 per person per year. critics worry the promise of big profits could lead them to focus more on money than patients. >> i walked in and said i think i have cystic fibrosis. >> a researcher has the disease. he said he's glad the foundation is profiting but said more should be done to make the drug less expense geneva most people would agree that $300,000 to $350,000 a year for a drug is an awful lot of money and when that is the cost of the rest of your life, it becomes unimaginable. >> in a statement, the foundation's c.e.o. told aljazeera: >> the cop certain, another concern is that some donors
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might think they don't have a support foundations anymore. the as i say stick fibrosis foundation said he hopes people realize they still need their donations. they raise about $130,000 a year in donations. >> thank you. stocks fell slightly today despite the federal reserve having no time table for interest rate hikes. >> aljazeera has been following the story in ferguson, missouri. since the day michael brown was shot and killed, next we bring in our reporters to talk about what happens next as the city awaits a grand jury decision. >> one city that hopes to become the first to use drones to fight fires.
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>> all eyes are on ferguson, missouri right now as the country waits for a grand jury to decide whether to indict a white police officer for killing an unarmed black teenager. aljazeera has been following this story from the very beginning. we want to talk to reporters who have been following the story lines from the start. let's begin with aljazeera correspondent usher, lori and sebastian. how are the police and the demonstrators preparing for this grand jury decision? you were telling me that both sides have been training here. >> yeah, i mean i would say there's a lot of anticipation going on right now. the protestors have been having meetings regularly preparing what they need to do in case they feel in danger. they've been picking ought safe spots to go, they've had medic training, if they see things
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getting violent what to do. police have been learning and drilling what people's first amendment rights and fourteenth amendment rights and residents are preparing, putting up boards. i talked to one business owner who put up extra plexiglass and bars on his windows, because nobody knows what's going to happen. we've seen the media coming in here, a lot of anticipation wondering and watching. >> sebastian, what have you been seeing here? what are your thoughts about the rules of kind of engagement moving forward once a decision comes? >> that's still pretty unclear, to be honest. we were here in the early days when the police response was, you know, some criticized is as being pretty heavy-has noted. they were restricting the media from getting close to the protestors. we were held away from where the police were engaging with the prosecutor testers. we're not sure how it's going to unfold. we heard the declaration of the
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state of emergency. we know they've activated the national guard. there's a lot still that remains unclear interns of how this is going to play out. obviously the protestors ever their plan of action but on the side of the authorities, they're keeping their cards quite close to their chest at this point. >> usher, you know, you've never said this on the air to my knowledge, but when we were chatting about this earlier, youingspressioned a view that you never had the opinion that the grand jury would return an indictment of officer wilson. tell me why you've always felt that way. >> well, i think given the evidence that we've heard exists, i mean the fact that there were to dash cams or body cameras at the time, a lot of eyewitnesses, which brought us to the point where we heard that discussion that description about michael brown with his hands up and the forensic evidence that's been leaked. what it comes down to is did officer darren wilson feel like his wife was in danger, did he
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feel justified in using lethal force. that's a very difficult standard to defend against. that's why i've been doubtful of an indictment from the beginning. >> we've been talking about the early days in august here and here you are. we're going to show it in a second here, you getting doused, blasted with the tear gas here, and you told me he that you feel the protest movement has transformed since those early days of the demonstrations in august. how so? >> absolutely. i think, you know, the early days when we were there, it was very visceral, emotional, people were ringing to the immediate nature of what was going on there. i think that was more, i've been back there a number of times, spent a lot of time in ferguson and we've seen the evolution become more organized, seen activists from around the country, we've seen training. there is a will have preparation that's been going on behind the scenes when it comes to how protestors are going to react
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and engage with these police officers. there's been communication between the protestors and police with regard to how this is going to play out, but it's a very unpredictable situation. >>un predictable because the people of ferguson don't trust the legal system there and you can explain that lack of trust. won't a lock of an indictment in this case feed that mistrust and back of faith in the process further? >> that's right, and there is really very little expectation here that darren wilson will be indicted. there was a ground swell of opinion here call for the prosecutor to recuse himself from this case. the prosecutor has a history of siding with law enforcement. this has transformed.
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there is now a movement here, which has leadership. there have been a new generation of activists getting involved and expanding the talking points and the issues that people here really feel are important, so as to how it's going to unfold on the street, i think it's right that maybe that kind of visceral eruption of anger is going to be channeled in a different way and a different manifestation of that. there are issues here that are much bigger than michael brown, people talking about the way the criminal justice operates in this part of missouri, the court system and small fines and tickets being used as a source of revenue and racial profiling. this has become about a much bigger issue than the shooting of michael brown. >> what are your thoughts on the ways in which the community has changed since august? >> i think the community has changed a lot. i sat down with the mayor earlier this week and even his point of view has changed on what's going on.
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he was quoted saying he didn't believe there was a racial divide in this city at the beginning and now says he regrets saying that. he now sees that there is a racial divide. he originally said he saw more of the divide as socioeconomic divide and drawing on his own personal experiences where whites and blacks get along in his world. he regrets saying that. he's progressed forward, tried to have the city start new programs. they just did a my brother's keeper event this past weekend. they've done new incentives to police officers, if you can live and work in the community, that kind of thing, which is a complaint. the police officers don't live and work in the community. they come in from out of town. they don't reflect the community. i think that's one of the changes we've seen on the city level. i do think the organization, a lot of the protestors are very organized now, and those are kind of the key things that have changed since the last time we
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were here. >> usher, we're talking about changes to the community. i want to know what transpired in terms of registrations, to get people to the polls and what happened in the mid terms, did people get out and vote? >> well, you know, within days of the michael brown shooting, there were a variety of groups going into the crowds to get people to register. ferguson has a high registration rate, 24,000 people registered to vote. the problem is they are not going out to the polls. the last municipal election, only 12% voted. in the mid terms, possibly people thought this, what happened with michael brown and all these issues would push people to exercise their royce at the polling stations. that didn't happen. 42% came out in the mid materials, 10% down from -- >> 10% down? >> the litmus test will come --
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people didn't go to the polls. it comes from aistickic distrust for everything. they don't have this trust that they can actually make a difference by going at the time polls. the real litmus test with him come in april of 2015 when the neither municipal elections come about and we'll see whether the decision that comes down with this grand jury and what transpired really pushes people to the polls to try to make local changes. >> there's usher, sebastian andd lori. appreciate the time, talk to you on a, thank you. >> let's look at other headlines. >> police struggled to deep a demonstration at university of california under control as students tried to stop a school board meeting. committee members were on their way to discuss possible tuition
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increases but met by students forming a human chain. while police pushed the protestors book behind the barricade. >> a little bit traumatized, but we're staying strong, standing in solidarity. we won't fall down. >> if this increases, i probably won't be able to go to school next year, because i won't be able to afford it. >> the committee said a 5% increase over the next four years could be necessary if the school can't get more state funding. >> a man was accused of pushing a stranger into an oncoming subway train, charged with murder. police arrested darden near his mother's house. the motive is unclear, since it did not seem like the two menu each other. >> in an attempt to beat a planned challenge by the state, a south carolina judge has begun issuing same-sex marriage licenses. one people got married just
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after serving theirs today. the judge said a court decision cleared the way for him to grant licenses. >> the fire department in austin is working to become the first in the nation to use drones to help fight fires. the department it is drones can go where heavy machinery cannot reach and to areas too dangerous for people. >> can't get a helicopter up because of the weather, but maybe can get were you ever these up in the smaller areas to look for those folks and find where they're at. >> the drones can be said in structure fires as well as in search and rescue missions. >> we've seen them in search and rescue missions, but this is a new application. >> a nationwide strike planned tomorrow in mexico to protest the governments handling of the missing students. >> dozens pay tribute to a
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policeman who disappeared five years ago. presumed dead, his body has never been found. investigators totaled his mother they are not magicians and not to expect much. she started searching, even collecting soil samples at a crime scene that might contain blood and d.n.a. >> it's not that we he want to stop being house wives and become detectives. it's the circumstances we're in that have led us to find out the truth of what happened. we're learning to do what the government isn't doing. >> she has joined this group of families of the missing. with the help of two young mexican academics based in the u.k., they are launching citizen led forensics, a web database for d.n.a. samples and evidence collected by families of the missing themselves. fry from police interference, the data will be stored abroad to keep it safe.
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this is fernando. his father, a member of the group, has been searching for him since men dressed at police kidnapped him in 2007. his father helps investigate other cases. he helped found the ranch where the stew maker dissolved more than 300 bodies in acid. >> unfortunately, from the more than 4,000 gallons of lick we fight human remains we found in acid and thrown into a pit, the federal government has not been able to extract the d.n.a. >> the launch of the forensic database comes at protests continue over the case of the 43 missing students and estimated 30,000 others disappeared in mexico he. >> here at this protest for the 43 students, you are hearing a chant, no more missing. after years, people are finally fed up. >> in the search for the students, other bodies have been
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found. >> what happened to the other bodies? they are going to go back to the mass graves without an identity? >> one of the group's founders is convinced it's mexican themselves who ever to lead the way. >> there is something schizophrenic about the idea that the state commits a crime and you demand the state bring you proof. >> now citizens themselves might be the ones to unearth the answers. aljazeera, mexico city. >> there had been 347 murders in chicago this year. up next, the story of a mother of nine, who's boyfriend was murdered. how she is coping with that loss and that what these killings say about the cycle of violence in that city.
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>> there have been 347 murders in chicago this year. nearly 300 of them with guns and shootings are up despite strict gun laws. we are live in chicago. where are all these guns coming
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from? >> a lot of guns, in fact, the city of chicago says the police departments it's seized 7,000 guns this year. that's on par with last year. the police department thinks these guns are coming from neighboring states like indiana with looser gun laws. private gun owners cancel to somebody else and not do a background check and those guns wiped up on the streets of chicago. >> what is the city doing about combating this, taking this on, head on, this increase in gun violence? >> gary mccarthy, a city police superintendent called for tougher gun laws. one of the other things he's done, been doing over the last couple years is putting more boots on the ground and cops on the streets out patrolling. you go into the neighborhoods and talk to the people there. they say the real problem is the lack of opportunity. there's poverty and there are no jobs, so people end up getting into illegal gun trade and it
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turns into this violent behavior. we just saw the catholic archdiocese installed a new archbishop. one thing he wants to take on is the issue of gun violence and gangs. he hasn't outlined what he intends to do, but he is very concerned about the situation in chicago. >> joining us now is digital reporter wilson who spoke with the families of some of the areas of chicago hardest-hit by this gun violence. good to see you. this particular family, a family of nine, a chicago mother of nine, whose boyfriend and father of three of her children was gunned down. it was just pretty pretty recently? >> that was august 30 this year. >> tell us about the story. >> basically what happened is this guy got shot by another individual and the first 24 hours that his family experienced this loss were just
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full of basically panic and sadness, and it's just one example of the kind of ripples of, you know, grief. >> we don't see that reported on often. we go to the statistics. we talk -- we may deal with the particular murder on that particular day, local television is dealing with this all the time, but we don't see the ripples often, do we? >> no, we don't. the individual in question had a criminal record, and in that case, it's hard for stories to be built around that. it's hard to build the narrative. >> i'm wandering, though, we can feel sorry for the loss of life, but is it fair that the portrait that is painted here is of a family that's trapped in a cycle of poverty, perhaps poor education, some bad decision-making, and because of that, we're talking about a lack of real opportunity to break
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that cycle, is that part of the narrative here? >> indeed, that is simply part of the narrative. i feel also that the psychological consequences are gun violence play a big role so the people are more likely to take out their anger, really through more violence, and participate in cycles of revenge that are hard to stop. >> it perpetuates. >> indeed. >> wow. is there any hope that you came across, anything that inspires some hope that some families understand what's going on here and are working hard to break out of the cycle? >> absolutely. there are literally thousands of people across chicago and across the country who are working on this, and eric wilkins runs an organization called broken wings, works with people who have been paralyzed, a great number of them. cure violence has a program
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where they counsel people who have been shot in order to make sure that they have their psychological needs met. >> is there owe what's being done with the law enforcement community and is there real engagement here between the community that's impacted by this and law enforcement? >> when i first in chicago, i went to a press conference with gary mccarthy from chicago and he alluded to the idea that basically programs for youth are necessary and for instance, this summer, everyone was all behind jacki robinson west, the team that was winning. >> right. >> people will be talking about the most sad things, but when you mentioned jacki robin con west, they stood up and it was like this is a real beacon of hope for everybody. beyond that, there are the police, many experts believe need to take a much more proactive role in the
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psychological evaluation of victims of gun violence. >> this is a series. what's next? >> what's up next is a two stories, one about ptsd and the effect on the larger community and also a story where youth who live a life on the street are compared with a guy who has been paralyzed from the chest down just a year ago. this is one potential safe that these kids might ever. >> you can check out the report, aftermath of a shooting at august dam. >> the effort to add things on barbie like cellulite and stretch marks to dolls. that's next. >> the lame duck congress says no to n.s.a. data collection reform, n to the key stone
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pipeline and more nos expected ahead, including the clash with president obama over immigration. where are the yeses? will there be any when the gop takes control of both houses on capitol hill. join us live at the top of the hour.
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american journalism >> beijing made huge efforts keeping the air clean for meetings but once again is blanketed by smog. >> beijing this time last week, clean air and clear skies. it gave local people a sarcastic new phrase, apec blue. but of course it was never going to last. today, the smoggy skies returned. during the summit, president xi said he hoped there could be more apec blue days. days earlier, his government temporarily shut down polluting factories and reduced cars on roads in half. >>, bearing the consequence of our pollution, the health impact for so long.
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i think there is a clear signal from the public and also from the policy making circle that this kind of air quality is not acceptable anymore. >> in beijing today, the government's official air quality index was 292. the reading from the u.s. embassy, which most foreigners here trust more reached 334, extremely hazardous to health. >> for millions, it meant a familiar return to stinging eyes and itching throats. >> what can i say about this awful weather? what can die? you have to leave visit. >> too man car emissions. too many factory around beijing. this is the reason we have such smog. >> the world bank said china's rapid industrial occasion causes 470,000 premature deaths each year.
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the pact agreed to commits china to ensure carbon emissions peak by 2030. that by then, if present trends continue, more than 7.5 million people could ever died here because of the air they breathe. >> barbie is getting competition, reflecting average sized women, it went on sale today. >> we reported on is to aimed at improving girls' body images. nicholas started selling dolls that represent the average girl. >> i want to show that average is beautiful. i looked at the website of the c.d.c. and took the measurements of the average 19-year-old american woman, a lead to printed model was made using these measurements and this model was painted over and photo shopped to make her look like a
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toy doll. >> he crowd funded his reaction, gathering $560,000. >> that's pretty good, right? >> not bad, right? he wanted to include i am perfections. he imitated pimples to stretch marks on the body and also even some scars. what are some people saying about this? ok, this might be a bit too real for me. hooray, but the sell you light and stretch mark stickers? mattel recently published a book saying i can be a computer he can near. barbie crashes her computer and needs the help of these two guys to help restore files on her laptop. well guess what, the internet he decided to rewrite the book for mattel and someone even started a website dedicated to rewriting
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some of the lines in the pages, and this is one of the once, why are you guys still here? i don't need clowns like you to hack the main frame. leave it to the internet to rewrite mattel's barbie book, trying to teach girls more about engineering. >> i love the commercial where the young girl is trying to do things in science and being very tactile with drills and every turn, the father is saying or the mother is saying, oh, give it to johnny, let johnny do it, the message being let the girls learn in math and science, right? >> there's a big trend to try and get girls more involved. >> you don't need those knuckleheads, young lady. >> these clowns. tell 'em, barbie. >> i think i just went off a little there. a new billboard is turning heads in new york city's times square. tourists braved the cold -- it is cold -- to see the enormous
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panel turned on last night. it spans an entire city block. ""inside story" is next. ♪ >> you know, election day didn't end the political year. the u.s.a. freedom act was turned back in congress as was the keystone xl pipeline. next up: executive action from the president on immigration. it's "inside story." ♪ hello. i am ray suarez. on election day, republicans


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